The American Public Schools have become a favorite scape-goat as of late for a plethora of societal problems. So much so that calls are rising from all ends of the political spectrum to slowly place the responsibility of universal education into the hands of the private sector. The idea of a universal public education is perhaps one of the loftiest experiments in modern history. As such, an examination of its successes and failures seems in order. Several questions can be asked: what is our responsibility toward the children in our society? what should be the purpose of a public education? why not leave education up to individual families? what is the content and methodology of such an education? what is the relationship between education and a healthy democracy?
Join us as we discuss this and more…
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
RODEN HOUSE – 322 Texas Street